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Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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NOTE! In the US this beer is marketed as Xbeeriment #44. The reason for this is that any references to President Obama would only be permitted by US authorities if we had a written permission from the White House. So the dressing’s changed, but the beer stays the same!

Also please NOTE that the first US edition of "Xbeeriment #44" is erroneously labelled 10.4% ABV.

English: Brewed to celebrate Barack Obama’s inaugural as the 44th President of the United States, and the first black person to hold the office. A potent stout with a fair amount of peated malt in the grain bill. This adds a smoky character to the beer which obviously also has roasted aromas from the dark malts and roasted barley as well as loads of citrusy hop notes from the US hop varieties. NOTE: From 2009 - 2012 this beer was brewed at Amager Bryghus. From the summer of 2012 it will be brewed at Herslev Bryghus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 24, 2010
On tap. Pours black with small beige head; roasted malty, freshly hopped aroma with strong coffee notes and hints of chocolate; flavor is quite hard roasty, bitter and sweet at the same time, including notes of coffee, licorice and chocolate, aftertaste also has a touch of pine; medium body, quite smooth. Obama should me careful not to spoil the name of this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2010
Nice enough stout. Not up there with Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, but nice enough. Purchased on tap at Ørsted Ølbar. Rating fuzzy after drink, but numbers apply.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5415) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2010
50cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2009, from Slijterij van Bergen Eindhoven, complex smoked Stout, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mallucci (32) - ITALY - FEB 24, 2010
Colore scuro , una schiuma marroncina molto densa e corposa... Forti le note maltato nonche lievi anche di un leggero torbato... Forte al palato la presenza dei luppoli americani utilizzati... Sentori forti di cioccolata e note di caffe tostato...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
Fad: Kulsort øl med et flot mokkafarvet skumhoved. Duft af brændt frugt med en anelse humle bag. Virkelig karakteristisk brændt, som faktisk er en lille tand for meget i smagen da der også indfinder sig en røget smag som minder meget om tovværk. Fin øl men i mindre doser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaneDub (7) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010 does not count
Draft at Lord Nelson. Black pour with darker thin line of foam. Chocolate and cappucino aroma, nice mix of hop bite in mouth and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
Pours pitch black with a caffee latte coloured head. Aroma is roasted malt, light barnyard and light smoke. Flavour is roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6356) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black body with creamy tan head. The aroma is roasty with notes of caramel, light chocolate and light smoke. The flavour is rather smokey and roasty with some coffee and chocolate. Nice lingering palate. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3332) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Half liter bottle. Dark brown with a thick, craggy head. Nose is coffee, black tea, tobacco, hay and faint molasses. Medium body but kind of sudsy; mild carb. Taste is chocolate covered malted milk balls and orange peel. Bitter grassy finish with coffee grounds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2009
From draught at The Bishops Arms, Järntorget. Black in colour, pale brown head. Malty, butterscotchy aroma with frozen strawberries and cooked corn. Butterscotchy, fruity, malty flavour, slight toasty and peppery with bitter finish. The finish is bitter, earthy hops. Kind of green to the character, due to the hops I presume.

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